Island Theatre takes ‘Copenhagen’ to the library

Island Theatre will perform staged play reading of “Copenhagen,” by Michael Frayn, at the Bainbridge Island branch of Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Avenue N. at 7:30 p.m. on October 17 and 18.

Directed by Kate Carruthers, “Copenhagen” features Tell Schreiber (at right in the photo), Jennifer Jett and Ken Enright. The play, first performed by Island Theatre as part of the 2003 Bainbridge Island HumaIsland Theatre COPENHAGEN rehearsal Oct. 2015nities Inquiry on “Discovery” with the same cast and director, returns as part of Island Theatre’s 20th anniversary season, a retrospective of favorite productions from past years,

According to a release, the Tony Award-winning play dramatizes the disastrous secret 1941 meeting between German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his former colleague and friend, Danish physicist Nils Bohr, on the Nazis’ efforts to produce the atomic bomb. Their work together on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle had revolutionized atomic physics. But now the world had changed and the two men are on opposite sides in a world war. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions that have vexed historians ever since.

In Frayn’s play, Heisenberg and Bohr meet once again to discuss the intricacies of physics and to ponder the metaphysical—the very essence of human motivation—as well as the creation of the most destructive weapon of war known to humanity.

Copenhagen is recommended for high school age and up. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Information: 206-842-0985, IslandTheatre.org

 

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